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COGNITIVE THERAPY AND EXERCISE FOR PANIC AND AGORAPHOBIA IN PRIMARY CARE: PILOT STUDY AND SERVICE DEVELOPMENT

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 June 2004

Paul Cromarty
Affiliation:
Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Centre, UK
Gary Robinson
Affiliation:
Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Centre, UK
Pauline Callcott
Affiliation:
Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Centre, UK
Mark Freeston
Affiliation:
Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Centre, UK

Abstract

Exercise is generally accepted as means of improving mental health yet few studies have examined its use in specific disorders. This study examines delivery and efficacy of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for panic and agoraphobia combined with a gym-based exercise programme in a Healthy Living Centre. Preliminary evidence for this novel service has shown Group CBT followed by exercise targeting safety behaviours to be clinically successful and acceptable to clients. Details of the pilot service and some of the clinical issues are discussed

Type
Brief Clinical Reports
Copyright
© 2004 British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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Footnotes

An extended version of this brief clinical report is available online in the table of contents for this issue: http://journals.cambridge.org/jid_BCP
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